BookMark: The Locktender's House, by Steven Sherrill (Random House, 2008)

May 14, 2008

Acclaimed local author Steven Sherrill is known for his quirky works: The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break and Visits from the Drowned Girl. His newest novel has a Pennsylvania setting, an abandoned locktender's house along an old canal. But despite the bucolic setting it's more of a horror novel, as the protagonist undergoes an agonizing mental breakdown as she involuntarily revisits her family's painful past.